Temporary Closure of the Embassy of Japan in the Syrian Arab Republic

March 21, 2012

  1. From Wednesday, March 21, due to the deteriorating security situation within the Syrian Arab Republic, including the capital city of Damascus, the Embassy of Japan in Syria has been closed temporarily, and its duties will be continued at a temporary office within the Embassy of Japan in Jordan.

  2. The contact information for the Embassy of Japan in Syria in Jordan is as follows:

    The Embassy of Japan in Syria (Temporary office within the Embassy of Japan in Jordan)
    Location: Between 5th and 6th circles,  Faeq Halazon Street, Basin No. 21,  North Abdoun, Amman, Jordan
    Telephone: +962-6-5932005
    Fax: +962-6-5931006
  3. The Japanese Government is currently advising that its citizens withdraw from Syria and do not travel to the country and is asking them to postpone travel to the country, so those citizens scheduled to travel to Syria are requested to postpone their plans, irrespective of the purpose.
    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)